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.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this project. you have three great champions, and i will also tell you that in working with senator boxer on the transportation bill this project was always at the top of her list. [applause] so i am delighted to be
woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that bridge would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this d
: that question was posed to the secretary of transportation, ray lahood when he was asked if the administration is trying to scare people about the sequestration. he quickly dismissed all of that and in his warning about transportation specifically was clear. according to ray lahood, this is the countdown to massive automatic cuts go on, it can make it difficult, if not impossible for air travelers to take to the skies at the end of next week with one week until sequestration, the secretary of transportation ray lahood is issuing a grim warning on the effects of automatic budget cuts on the nation's airways. >> a lot of people use airports and this is goings to have a real impact. >> reporter: if congress can not agree to stop $85 billion in automatic cuts by next week, lahood warns cancelled and delayed flights, long lines and angry passengers will dominate the nation's airport and lahood said members of congress will take the blame. >> your phones are going to ring off of the hook when people are delayed at airports and their flights are delayed and that is 90 minutes or flights are cancelled
and gloom with the transportation secretary ray lahood warning the airport wait times are about to become more of a mess. >> flights to major cities. like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes. during peak hours. because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> republican rand paul introduced his own a terptive plan without layoff. charming white house is exaggerating the impact. >> i'm'd say balderdash. it's untrue, unfair, dishonest, disingenuous. the president is making stuff up. he puts law enforcement, firemen and policemen who 98% of them are paid for with the local taxes. says you will lose your local police men because of this. it's not true. >> republican duncan hunter teeing off on the white house for delaying deployment of the uss harry s. truman to the persian gulf and hunter claiming this is more about the drama than budget cuts. pentagon spokesman told fox news it was the right decision to make. that it was all about saving mup. had nothing to do with political drama. bret? >> bret: ed, yesterday, we had gene sperling on with t
flights, the world of automatic budget cuts, according to transportation secretary, ray lahood. >>> then, despite some republican calls to pull the plug on chuck hagel's nomination for defense chief, and a slow walk of the nomination of john brennan as cia director, the president stands by his men. he will probably get what he wants. weighing the odds with senator john mccain. >>> and guns and immigration. before bills governing either become law, they first go through the judiciary committees. a conversation with senator judiciary chairman, patrick leahy, about the art of the doable on two of the most contentious issues of our time. >>> plus, five days from the next fiscal cliffhanger on forced spending cuts. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> deal or more hyperbole? we will ask our political package, former governor haley barbour, jackie calmes, of the "new york times." i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> with five days to go until automatic spending cuts kick in, the obama administration is rat
pothole? ray lahood says, yes. he is making waves on his way out the door. take a listen to what he said. >> for all the talk within the republican party about helping small businesses, there are a lot of small businesses that are in the road construction business, the bridge construction business that would benefit from a bold infrastructure bill, a bold transportation bill, a five-year bill with some very bold ways to fund it. and i don't think you'd be turning off people in america, because they know that america's one big pothole right now. melissa: what? how is this possible given the billions in taxpayer stimulus money, remember that? shovel-ready? all that nonsense? it was supposed to go towards transportation project. i'm not crazy, right? you remember that. our money power panel is here to react. james freeman is from "the wall street journal," blake -- [inaudible] is president of american loss management and stephen hayes from the weekly standard as well. i mean, i'm at a loss, james. i thought -- i wanted to sort of reach through the radio there and sort of shake him. a bold p
. >> >> that will create a 22nd century of transit for the tronst century of jobs so thank you to secretary lahood and thank you to the leadership for all that we have accomplished here today. [applause] >> peter rogof was dominated to serve in the federal administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection a
,100 fewer food safety inspections. on friday, outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers would see major delays. >> this is going to have a real impact. calamity. it's a big deal. >> reporter: lahood said faa would need to trim $1 billion, that's less than 2% of the entire transportation budget. >> i think you've got a little bit of scare tactics going on there. >> reporter: and there is still finger-pointing over whose idea this was in the first place. in a "washington post" op-ed, bob woodward claims it came directly from the white house, writing, "obama personally approved the plan." white house officials have argued that the majority of house republicans voted to approve the sequester. as for furloughs, government officials say the majority of them won't take effect for about a month. lester? >> kristen, thank you. for more on how all this is playing out we're joined by cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. if we get to friday, they don't make a deal, do these cuts all play out at once or do they transpire over a series of weeks or months? >> they'll pla
to your job. especially if you're a federal worker. transportation secretary ray lahood talked about this on state of the yoounion this morn, let's listen to that. >> we're going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be which is about 600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people. >> so you heard the word "furlough." that means asking people to stay home, requiring that people stay home from work so the governments can save on their pay. hundreds of thousands of government employees could be forced to stay home. and secretary lahood said that could affect things like air travel. it could mean you have longer lines at security or have delays when you're trying to catch your flights. now there's been a lot of back-and-forth as you can match with both sides pointing the finger about who's to blame. if these forced spending cuts go through. whether the blame should be shared. here's what senator john mccain had to say this morning also on "state of the union." let's listen. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united st
bully pulpit to grand effect. today we heard from the president and ray lahood, the cabinet's lone republican. >> what i'm trying to do is to wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table, offer a proposal so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america. >> lahood said air traffic and safety would be drupted. defense secretary le onpennetta said the nation would billion less safe. republicans say it's overblown. how much does the public really care, john? >> well, it's a big deal. but it's not as dramatic as a government shutdown where everybody can see that the washington monument's closed. you left out one, the interior department said that visitors to national parks will find locked restrooms in many places. talk about the hammer coming down. look, it's one of those things that the effects will build over time. airline waits will get longer. and this is one of the things that people who want a long-term budget deal including the president including some republicans want top happen because the
secretary ray lahood warns today that could be the new normal unless the president and lawmakers reach a deal to avoid those harsh spending cuts set to take effect one week. secretary lahood added the cuts could force nearly 100 traffic control towers to close entirely. that would likely happen in smaller airports, some of them in tourist friendly areas, like hilton head in south carolina and boca raton. jane certified it's up to the president to force democrats in congress to act. ed henry is live at the white house. i mean, looking for optimism, they could just say never mind, and this would go away. what's wrong with them? >> well, shep, what's interesting is you're right, that the president today was trying to say look, all the posturing has happened on both sides. let's finally come up with a deal. he said hope springs eternal when you ask about optimism. the president saying if republicans will meet him halfway on some tax revenues, raising taxes a little bit in terms of deductions and eliminating them and some special tax breaks, we would have a deal. take a listen. >> i've also
at the whitehouse when secretary ray lahood came in secretary of transportation, ray lahood, talking about just one other aspect of that, of the sequester that we can expect and that is in air travel. the secretary mentioned they have no flexibility in this. they have to cut so much and the only wake they can cut with so many employees they've got is to make -- is to require some of them to take a furlough. most of their employees are air traffic controllers. >> that's going to mean flights are going to have to be delayed. ray lahood saying this is something you ought to pay attention to. >> this is a big diesel. it's a big deal because a lot of people, common ordinary citizens fly. a lot of people use airports. and this is going to have a real impact. >> bill: that impact will be seen first of all in delays. >> flights to major cities like new york san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 barbatose during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> longer lines, of course because there will be for sure tsa employees. so the secretary
.s. transportation secretary ray lahood said during an interview yesterday. he said the u.s. was once the leader in infrastructure. however, we're now falling behind other countries. secretary lahood blamed the lack of attention over the last few decades and he also attributed the pothole problem to inadequate funding for infrastructure in the current transportation bill which by the way only this time is for two years. lahood said this administration will have to come up with a bold plan to fix our highways and unsafe bridges. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> a new study warns that the number of alzheimer's cases in the u.s. is going to triple over the next decade. >> vinita nair introduces us to a woman helping her father with the disease and the impact it's having on his daughter and the family. >> reporter: amy lee takes care of her father benny who was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease about three and a half years ago. >> when he was first diagnosed, he would say like what's happening to me? i don't remember anything. or something's wrong. but now he's passed that phase because his l
that furloughs would have on air travel, starting in april. transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers could face new delays of 90 minutes at major airports in chicago, new york and san francisco. more than 100 air control towers at smaller airports could be closed, lahood said. airlines likely would cancel flights. and congress, he said, would hear of the fallout. >> it's not only the impact on the passengers, it's the impact that it has on airports, control towers, people who work there, airports. and their phones are going to start ringing. why does this have to happen? nobody likes a delay. nobody likes waiting in line. none of us do. if we can't get our hamburger within five minutes, if we can't get on the plane within 30, 40, 50 minutes after going through, you know what happens. they start calling their member of congress. >> suarez: more now on these latest warnings, the republican response and the timing of these possible cuts. lisa rein is following this for the "washington post" and she joins me now. lisa, in recent days senior members of the obama administration have laid o
satellite corp. 2013] >> ray lahood talks about the sequestered budget cuts. then tom donahue on the federal budget. and emily miller talks about washington, d.c.'s gun by furloughing employees and posing some air traffic control towers and smaller cities. lawmakers have until march 1 until automatic spending cuts -- spending cuts are expected to take effect. this is a little less than an hour. >> i remember all of you from roll call. [laughter]you asked me all the3se dumb questions. [laughter] >> i just want to say that it is my pleasure, and clearly yours, to have with me today the secretary of transportation, ray lahood, who is here to speak with you about the impacts of sequester, if it comes to pass, on the american travel industry. and as we've talked about a lot, the indiscriminate, deep cuts will affect everyone, really, in america, and industries. and secretary lahood is here to discuss one aspect of that with you and to take some questions. and afterwards, i'll be here to take questions on other issues. i just want to remind you that we're on a slightly constrained time schedule. w
's what outgoing secretary of transportation lahood told mpr's diane real in a live interview yesterday. he lamented that the u.s. wants the -- u.s. once the leader in infrastructure is now falling behind other countries. he blamed the lack of adequate funding in the current transportation bill. lahood told reem this administration will have to come up with a bold plan to not only fix our highways but also our unsafe bridges. here's a little background. if you remember, the current transportation bill was passed just in the nick of time last summer, but they passed it only for two years because of a lack of funding. normally it's for five years. so that's a big deal because we're going to have to revisit that again in 2014. so he is known to advocate for livable communities. he's very pro-bike, very pro- pedestrian and he lives right near work. well, he's retiring so he's saying whoever replaces him is going to have to come up with some pretty out of the box thinking because even those things that he advocates for have suffered as well in the current bill. >> you were talking about infr
a warning to the secretary of transportation. ray lahood is leaving his post soon, but not before he warns the country budget cuts will kick in friday, and might affect air travel. tom fitzgerald has more. >> reporter: with one week until sequestration, secretary of transportation ray lahood, showing a grim warning on the effects of automatic budget cuts on the nation's airways. a lot of people use airports, and this is going to have a real impact. if congress cannot agree to stop $85 billion in automatic cuts by next week, lahood warns canceled and delayed flights, long lines and angry passengers will dominate the nation's airports, and he says members of congress will take the blame. >> your phones will start ringing off the hook when these people start being delayed at airports 90 minutes or their flights are canceled. >> reporter: dot itself faces a $1 billion cut with 600 million coming from the faa. 74,000 employees and air traffic controllers face furloughs. faa says if it has to cut staff, it will limit the number of planes that will fly. >> at the major international airports, ave
their shots. ray lahood talking about how we will not have repairs we need on runaways, flights delayed by 90 minutes. we are not talking about tackling entitlement probm. >> that is right. that is the long-term challenge of medicare, medicaid. those numbers explode in the out years. not compressing aggregate demand when the economy is so fragile that into place things that will gradually over 20, 30, 40 years get it: to cram down making our country healthier. that doesn't seem to be on the menu right now. the good news right now this is a lot of noise, medications going on. in the long run, reality will win out in the cuts will have the effect they have, and we will go forward and probably provide more flexibly and how to implement them and god willing we will get a real debate on entitlements but i am not optimistic about that right now. this is probably the last chapter of the deficit reduction saga for a while. the two sides are just so polarized. melissa: thank you to all of you for joining us. we appreciate it. president obama sounding the alarm about the sequester cuts, but is it ano
secretary ray lahood visited the white house briefing room this morning and explained in no uncertain terms how these cuts will affect the average american. he detailed not only the delays that travelers within the united states can expect, but also how republicans can avoid these devastating cuts. >> this requires compromise. this requires republicans stepping forward with some ideas about how to keep essential services of government running at the level that people have been accustomed to. this is not rocket science. >> and this comes on the top of recent polling showing not only the president with far more support among voters than republicans, but also that republicans will take the lion's share of the blame should these cuts come to pass. we go to kristin welker live at the white house. that was a pretty big gun in the white house briefing room. is this the administration trying to counter some republicans who seem to be suggesting that the sequestration is no big deal, we should just somehow welcome it? >> well, martin, good afternoon. i think that that is one goal. i also think the a
lahood addressed the gravity of the situation. >> "we'll see what the reaction of the public is, what i'm trying to do is wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america." t >> officials continue to say that they are open to a short term deal that would head off the budget cuts. >> a man wrongfully convicted in a violent assault and shooting in oakland. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom late this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> i just hope they do a better job on investigating, and look real carefully ....who may be wrongfully accused and help the children ... >> reporter: ross wants to reunite his family and take a vacation... >> about 50 people gathered in downtown palo alto tonight. for a candle light vigil against gun violence. the group is call
the department of transportation budget. in a letter from secretary ray lahood, he says the cuts will fewer air-traffic controllers, lager airport lines, and extensive delays in the faa budget cuts could result a hiring freeze immediately of a furlough of thousands agency workers. it's that time of year when ambitious college kids go looking for internships. you would be surprised how much them.ompanies are paying that's in the next hour. headquartersberg new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:39, 37 degrees on this friday. from the hardwood to capitol hill. what is bringing a lakers star >> good morning, washington. tgif. it's friday, february 15. it's 48 degrees. chill factor at of the the wind out today at 7 miles an hour. 27 in manassas, 36 in winchester, frederick, 30 in gaithersburg this morning. we have two systems we will be watching the next couple days affect us today and this week and. the first is a weak cold front be approaching to rain and a wintry mix afternoon into the evening. the first is an area of low pressure that will be .evel
't repeat most of the santa lahood rehberg -- most of his saints on television. on ost of huiis sayings television. >> we have light precipitation and temperatures near freezing. be careful driving home. if you have to be out early tomorrow morning, there could be some black eyes. it freezes on contact with cold services, especially bridges. winter weather advisory west of the bay. here's the rest of the weekend -- rain tomorrow tapers off in the afternoon. mid 40's. sunday, some sunshine. snow tuesday morning changing to a sleet and rain. >> bring it on. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from nbc news, meredith vieira, film critic richard roeper,
, transportation secretary ray lahood? why? because his name's got a car part in it? that's a low standard. [ laughter ] what is next? secretary of the treasury penny mcnickel? now he wants the new defense secretary to be former republican senator chuck hagel. thankfully, today 15 republican senators demanded the withdrawal of hagel's nomination and it's no wonder. senate republicans have found all sorts of shady associations in hagel's past. for instance, he was once a senate republican. [laughter] and now, according to conservative news anger-gregator, hagel may have taken money from an organization called "friends of hamas." friends of hamas! that's serious! being friends with a muslim terrorist is a big commitment. you've got to be a groomsman in all four of their weddings. i mean, the suicide vest rentals alone! [laughter] folks, this bombshell lit up the conserv-osphere. >> let me bring up one piece of information that ben shapiro at breitbart put out today, which is one of the foreign funders behind senator hagel that he has not yet disclosed formally is something call
do you make of secretary lahood, a republican blaming republicans? >> shame on ray lahood. >> 15 minutes from now several officials are holding a news conference on the sequestration impact on air travel. mickey mccarter, washington correspondent for homeland security today. there are two big things i heard most about. one is fewer tsa agents. so if, say, 50,000 screeners aren't there, do we know what will happen? are we talking an extra half hour's wait? hours? do we? >>. >> we don't really know. where tsa is concerned, pretty much saying what other federal agencies are saying. it is going to have to furlough its workers somewhere between 7 to 14 day which is is what secretary lahood said about employees at the faa as well. he's projecting up to 90 minutes of delay time for a lot of flights in major zbloyts wow. okay. talked about the faa. that could mean -- $600 million furloughing this is according to the white house, 47,000 employees, closing 100 control towers, cutting control tower shifts. what could that mean? >> it depends on who you talk to. republicans in congress lashe
with the president. i had to chance to meet with ray lahood today. you'll hear what he had to say about california's controversial high speed rail project coming up at 6:30 or so. then i'll have more later on in the hour, back to you. >> grou you mentioned ray lahood to talk to cabinet members about issues that affect us here in the bay inĂ· how did that go? >> it went well. i had the chance to meet with arnie duncanful we talked about issues affecting young people that we have a diverse population, many lang wajz spoken in our schools. we talked about gun controls and a chance to meet with administrator of the small business administration and talked about job creation and what can be done. she was in walnut creek so we had an opportunity to do that as well well. have great conversations today z i'll share them with you as the evening progress autos dan, we'll see/xh%v you later on in e newscast. you can see the interview conducted with the president today just go to our web site abc 7 news com. >> some well known high tech billionaires handed out $3 million to 11 winners of the new life sciences
lahood is standing by. we'll keep our eye on that. i want your take though on watching that crossroads the new ad out today one thing we do note the rnc has been criticized for its ad where it put the president's words out of context about sequestration. but public polling shows that the president and the white house isn't going to get the blame. >> the polling out yesterday from pew showed half the country thinking this would be more the republicans' fault than the democrats. only about a third against obama. that is probably the core third that might be against obama on just about everything. to echo something susan said there is a "die hard" movie out but you don't have to see it to know how it ends because all the die hard movies are the same even though many people go through the process of watching them. >> bruce willis blows up a lot of stuff. >> there is stuff that blows up. deadlines. i think this does have a little bit of that character not to make light of the serious jobs at stake and the fact the country is still hurting but the political part is the die hard. this is a se
, ray lahood talked about the effects of sequestration on his department that could include airport delays and the reduction of air traffic control staff. but tv looks at the civil rights movement and on c-span 3, we visit historical sites across the country. earlier today, the brookings institution hosted an event on modernizing the military budget. the former georgia center -- senator said that should not be the way to cut spending. here is what he had to say. >> let me take a moment to point out, i see an agreement between the two papers. i think both of them agree on the overall debt reduction being absolutely critical to national security. the biggest threat to the nation's security is the deficit problem and the debt problem. i think that is the problem. the reform of defense within the budget is just as important as the top line. both are important but both have to be addressed. it is what you do within the defense budget. the third point we agree on, the sequester is not the way to cut. it is the worst possible way. they said it is stupid, and it is. it is counterproductive
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